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Old 05-03-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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Aha, that's why. I don't think it's a good idea to replace only one set tho. Some experts here may have more to say on this.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #22
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I talked to a mechanic friend, he said its ok, if I'm not significantly changing the height, or going to extremely harsh shocks. Doing so would invite twisting on the framework and body. what do I know, I'm a relay tech not a mechanic. although I do stay at a Holiday Inn.
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I talked to a mechanic friend, he said its ok, if I'm not significantly changing the height, or going to extremely harsh shocks. Doing so would invite twisting on the framework and body. what do I know, I'm a relay tech not a mechanic. although I do stay at a Holiday Inn.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #24
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I talked to a mechanic friend, he said its ok, if I'm not significantly changing the height, or going to extremely harsh shocks. Doing so would invite twisting on the framework and body. what do I know, I'm a relay tech not a mechanic. although I do stay at a Holiday Inn.
You may end with some weird ride motion and harmonics. Mixing brands of shocks tends to make one end of the vehicle behave differently than the other, and they can fight each other. You will probably not do any actual harm, nor is it truly unsafe, but may end up being truly annoying.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #25
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I have Firestone airbags if you're interested. I bought them for an '09 Tundra late last summer but ended up buying a new Diesel. If interested ~ $125
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Had good luck with Rancho 9000 series. Easy to find
+1 got a great deal from 4wheelparts.com. they run specials like twice a year. I replaced all four, did a 2 inch level in the front and added the 1 ton rear leafs. Granted I am in a F250 Powerstroke, the ride was a great improvement.
Rancho Part RS999034 - Rancho RS9000XL Shock Absorber Good luck
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:34 AM   #27
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I have Firestone airbags if you're interested. I bought them for an '09 Tundra late last summer but ended up buying a new Diesel. If interested ~ $125
Thanks, but I have air bags already.
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which Bilsteins?

edit: I found Bilsteins HD that are rated highly. $76 free delivery
Bilstein 5100. I got mine from AutoAnything.com
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